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Old 09-15-2006, 03:54 PM   #1
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Default Inexpensive Tap Handles

When I upgrade to a 3 faucet tower, I noticed that my tap handles kept getting in the way of each other. I can cause a mess as well as waste precious nectar of the gods.

A trip to Lowes solved the problem. A $1.84 small table leg and a $1.29 3/8" threaded insert solved the problem, so for less than 10 bucks, I have three new tap handles that stay out of each others way. SWMBO will get around to staining them soon.



The little black things are faucet spout plugs.



It's a 25 cent item from Micromatic that keeps the spout clean when not in use and reminds me not to pull on a beer till this weekend.

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Old 09-15-2006, 04:05 PM   #2
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I like the resevoir tip, but do they have any designed for 'her' pleasure?

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Pretty nice! I'm trying to come up with something that looks nice and has a way to insert a lable so that people can identify what's what.

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I like the resevoir tip, but do they have any designed for 'her' pleasure?
I guess you could go Country Crafts and glue some pinto beans on one for a better grip.
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Old 09-15-2006, 04:49 PM   #5
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I bet it's a cream ale that spews forth from them there taps!

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I've posted this before but since it was brought up again I'll post them again. I made these about 2 years ago.....

I laminate the lable on both sides so the paper doesn't stick to the tap handle.

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I've posted this before but since it was brought up again I'll post them again. I made these about 2 years ago.....

I laminate the lable on both sides so the paper doesn't stick to the tap handle.
Your Barleywine handle reminds me of myself.

I already know what I'm doing for mine and you guys are welcome to copy. I'm going to get those mini wooden baseball bats and turn them into pullers.
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SWMBO will get around to staining them soon.
Or will they stain SWMBO?
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...I laminate the lable on both sides so the paper doesn't stick to the tap handle.
So, you can change the labels on those? What do you use get em to stick to the handle so nice and flat? That can't be tape. Do you use a glue stick or something??
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I use a light coating of spray adhesive.

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